As part of the recent changes we made to tutor contracts, if you are based in the UK you will have been offered a contract which makes you an employee of Lanterna (rather than a contractor). This contract brings many improvements, including Lanterna making contributions towards your National Insurance and Pension, as well handling your PAYE with Lanterna/EIB.
To do so, you must complete both a HMRC ‘Starter Checklist’ and Lanterna’s ‘Payroll Information’ document. Both of these are required so Lanterna’s payroll partners can ensure you’re paid on time and correctly. If you're on a UK contract and have not received these documents, please contact EIB/Lanterna as soon as possible.
Below you’ll find information about the sections in the HMRC ‘Starter Checklist’ and Lanterna’s ‘Payroll Information’ document we think you're mostly likely have questions about. Please read the information below carefully before sending any questions to email@example.comPayroll Information9. National Insurance Number
A National Insurance Number (‘NIN’) is required to make sure your National Insurance contributions and tax are recorded against your name only. You can find out more about NINs on the UK government website
. If you’re not sure what your NIN is, you can typically find it:
- on your payslip
- on your P60
- on letters about your tax, pension or benefits
- in the National Insurance section of your personal tax account
If you’ve lost your NIN, you can visit this UK government site
for more information. If you don’t have a NIN you can apply for one here
. If you do not already have a National Insurance number, you only need to apply for one if you’re planning to work. You can start work without a National Insurance number if you can prove you have the right to work in the UK. If so, do not enter a NIN, and instead contact EIB with the proof you’re eligible to work in the UK and we will share this with our payment partner.10. P45
When you start a new job, it’s common you’ve left your old job to do so. When you leave a job, your former employer typically provides you with a document called a ‘P45’. It’s for this reason our payment partner is asking if you have a P45, as the information helps them understand what taxes you were paying previously. It’s unlikely you have a P45, but this isn’t a problem. You can answer ‘No’ to this question and ensure you fill out the HMRC ‘Starter Checklist’.HMRC Starter Checklist6. National Insurance Number
Please see the information relating to question 9 of the Payroll Information form above.7. Employment Start Date
Your employment start date is on your Lanterna contract. It is 31st March 2022.8. Employee Statement
You should complete this section as you would have on March 31st. As such, the April 6th date repeatedly referenced here should be read as April 6th 2021